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Colt McCoy expects to be the Browns' starting quarterback next season

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 2, 2011

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy said some interesting things during an interview today on "The Dan Patrick Show". Here are some of the highlights:

  • McCoy said he expects to be the Browns' starting quarterback next season. When Patrick asked McCoy if he's the starting quarterback for the Browns, McCoy said, "Well, I finished the season as the starting quarterback, so I hope so." When Patrick asked McCoy if he feels he's the Browns' starting quarterback going into next season, McCoy said, "Yes."

  • When Patrick asked McCoy if he has been told he's the starter, McCoy said, "I'm on the hot seat already. It was unfortunate that I got hurt, but I think that was the intent, to finish off the season, to play the last few games. We didn't win, but we're moving in the right direction, got a new coach and coach [Mike] Holmgren is our president. He's in charge, and it's all good."

  • McCoy said he has never fully recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered in last year's BCS National Championship game. "I'm still sort of recovering from the injury," he said. "I wasn't completely 100 percent healed. There's sometimes it still bothers me. I think (an) offseason of just completely focusing on healing my shoulder and getting it 100 percent will be good for me."

  • McCoy said he's eager to learn coach Pat Shurmur's West Coast offense, and he feels a sense of urgency. "I'm just excited about getting up there and learning our system," he said. "I need to get up there before the lockout 'cause once the lockout comes we can't talk."

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